Valerie L. Runyan (New Mexico)
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We are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. - 2 Corinthians 2:15 (NIV)
I used to work at a local mission. Some of my most vivid memories of that place are of the distinct smells I encountered there. Before guests arrived, the aroma of the day’s lunch would begin to permeate the air. Then as people came in we greeted them all, many...
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.